A masterclass with Elisabeth Leonskaja

A very Happy Easter to all who celebrate today. I hope you have time to relax and rejuvinate during this holiday period.

I haven’t posted a masterclass for a while and I’ve missed them! Today’s class was recorded at the Oxford Piano Festival and was streamed live on July 31st 2022. Founded in 1999, this festival offers the opportunity for young pianists to work with esteemed pianists and piano pedagogues from around the world. Held at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St. Hilda’s College at Oxford University, the festival runs for the last week of July each year. You can find out more about it here.

The following class, split over two videos, features the renowned pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja, who works with three students on the following repertoire: La Leggierezza and Un Sospiro from Trois Etudes de Concert, S. 144 by Liszt, Nos. 5 – 9 of the Etudes-Tableux, Op. 39 by Rachmaninoff, and the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s ever-popular Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

For more information, please visit the publications page, here.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Martin Bekaert says:

    An instructive masterclass is always interesting, we can still learn something from it and it can improve our piano playing even more. Thank you very much for posting Melanie!

    1. It’s a pleasure, Martin. So pleased that you found this post useful. Melanie 🙂

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